Honour Awards

The Honour Awards is an annual event which acknowledges outstanding service to, or achievement within NSW’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. The SGLBA is proud to be associated with the annual Honour Awards.

Every day, people and organisations from across our community help others in all kinds of ways. The Honour Awards are about acknowledging individuals, groups, and companies that have contributed to the richness of the LGBTI community over any given year.

All awards recognise the work of a person or organisation that has provided leadership or achieved outstanding success within the LGBTI community or has provided excellent service or made a significant contribution to the LGBTI community.

The SGLBA has proudly sponsored the Honour Business award since 2010. We believe it is important to support ACON and The Aurora Group in the spirit of community collaboration. Our congratulations to previous winners of the Honour Business award, listed below.

IMAGE SOURCE: SGLBA Photographic Archives.
IMAGE SOURCE: SGLBA Photographic Archives.

2017 Business Award Winner: Downson Turco Lawyers

Dowson Turco Lawyers is Australia’s only out loud and proud LGBTI law firm of its kind. With a large team of family, criminal, estate, commercial and property lawyers, the firm acts across the spectrum of law and takes on prominent LGBTI pro bono cases. Outside of the practice, the firm’s lawyers are engaged on boards and committees of various LGBTI NFP organisations. 

2016 Business Award Winner: Claire’s Kitchen/Mark Kuzma

For his long-running support of charities and causes in Sydney’s LGBTI community, both as his alter-ego Claire de Lune and through his business Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon, Marc Kuzma was bestowed with the SGLBA sponsored Business Award at the 2016 Honour Awards.

SOURCE: Gay News Network, Reg Domingo
SOURCE: Gay News Network, Reg Domingo

2015 Business Award Winner: Dowson Turco Lawyers

In recognition of their service and contribution to the LGBTI community, out and proud law firm Dowson Turco Lawyers received the Business Award at the 2015 Honour Awards.

SOURCE: Facebook The Sydney Hellfire Club
SOURCE: Facebook The Sydney Hellfire Club

2014 Business Award Winner: Hellfire Club

Hellfire Club for making an outstanding contribution to the LGBTI, queer and fetish communities over 20 years through culture, advocacy, health promotion, and sex positivity

IMAGE: Facebook House of Pricilla.
IMAGE: Facebook House of Pricilla.

2013 Business Award Winner: House of Priscilla

House of Priscilla for 15 years of creating and supplying costumes for LGBTI community events such as Mardi Gras, DIVA and an infinite number of drag shows.

IMAGE SOURCE: Stonewall Hotel
IMAGE SOURCE: Stonewall Hotel

2012 Business Award Winner: Stonewall Hotel

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2011 Business Award Winner: The Bookshop Darlinghurst

Iconic Sydney GLBTIQ business with over 20 years of service to the GLBT community and significant supporter of GLBT charities.